Tuesday, 26 February 2019
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
All-Island Civic Dialogue
97. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the cost of the fifth plenary session of the all-island civic dialogue held on 15 February 2019 by each expenditure item; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9369/19]
The fifth plenary session of the All-Island Civic Dialogue took place on Friday 15 February 2019 in Dublin Castle. Over 400 representatives across industry and civic society attended the plenary session and were provided with updates on the Government’s ongoing preparations for Brexit, with an emphasis on the all-island aspects.
Panel discussions during the day focused on how citizens will be affected by Brexit across the island, as well as how businesses are preparing for Brexit, with an emphasis on the preparations for a no-deal scenario.
This meeting of the Civic Dialogue followed four previous successful plenary sessions held since November 2016. This was combined with over 20 sectoral dialogues on specific areas including Agrifood, Transport, Energy, Tourism and Hospitality, and Education. These allowed stakeholders to provide expertise that shaped the Government strategy on Brexit.
The table below details provisional costs for the fifth plenary session. The exact final figure will be available once all final invoices are received.